ETA: What I haven't read yet is a volume of short stories: Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
I really enjoyed this one - it's actually the first of Ishiguro's books that I read (let me know if you want to borrow it, ApoloniaX, I have it in my PC), and I recently read The Buried Giant. It's interesting to have the winner this year be someone whose books I've read a bit of. I have a copy of An Artist of the Floating World so I guess that should be next.
I had also hoped for Murakami, but wasn't really disappointed when I read it's Ishiguro. I'll get back to you about Nocturnes, lils, if I can finish my TBRs before leaving Nepal - thanks for the offer.